What is WOMENdontDOthat?
Are you a woman who wants to learn from the stories and experiences of other women? Do you want advice on how to overcome barriers to personal and professional success? You're in the right place. WDDT is a forum (through a podcast and blog) for women to learn from and grow with each other. And it is a safe space for dissenting voices. We don’t always have to agree, so long as we respect each other.
You can expect a by-weekly podcasts where we interview women who are change-makers and risk-takers. We offer career and relationship advice, and tackle themes such as modern family life, feminism, faith, self-care and ambition. Have a listen and get inspired to do whatever it is you think you can't do.
We welcome you to join the conversation and comment on the blog or podcast. We look forward to getting to know you!
How we got started
WOMENdontDOthat was co-founded by Stephanie Mitton and Myrrhanda Novak at a kitchen table in Winnipeg Manitoba, after Stephanie made a failed attempt to enter federal politics. It was launched in December 2018, starting with a blog and following with the podcast in March 2019.
Principle and Co-founder
What makes me tick? I like to solve problems and help people. I have an advocate’s heart and I enjoy helping the underdog.
Who am I? An experienced and versatile leader, a public relations professional, mother, wife, book lover and political junkie. I am the Principle and Founder of Beacon North Strategies (a public affairs consulting firm), a Government Relations Advisor at Children First Canada, and the Principle and Co-Founder of WOMENdontDOthat. I like to dive into new adventures and one year I quit my job, ran for federal political office, and lost! I am involved in my church community and I love to sing.
I have a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management from Carleton University and a master’s in International Public Policy from Wilfrid Laurier University.
I am passionate about supporting and mentoring women, including my young daughters (they are not bossy, they have executive leadership skills!). When I was young, people told me I was bossy and I talked too much, now it pays the bills!
I am known to tackle tasks and challenges with great drive, creativity and energy; I LOVE results AND efficiency. Through WOMENdontDOthat, I want to help women find efficiencies and empowerment for their lives. Life has taught me that the most important thing you can do is invest in people.